Prison deadline looms for Parkinson’s sufferer and wife

27th May 2021  News An Iranian Christian convert with advanced Parkinson’s disease and his wife have been told they must submit themselves to Tehran’s Evin Prison by 15 June. Homayoun Zhaveh, 62, and Sara Ahmadi, 43, face two and eight years in prison, respectively, for belonging to a house-church. Christianity is a recognised minority religionContinue reading “Prison deadline looms for Parkinson’s sufferer and wife”

Pray for Justice in India

INDIA: Two Christian men killed in separate states   08JUN2021 On 20 May, Pastor Alok Rajhans of Christo Seva Ghar (Christ Service House) was killed in an attack on his church in Luasingha village, Odisha state. The 55-year-old pastor is survived by his wife Subhashini and adult son Ujjwal Prakash Rajhans. According to a local source,Continue reading “Pray for Justice in India”

PTL! PAKISTAN: Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel acquitted  03JUN2021 Today, married couple Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel were acquitted of blasphemy charges at the Lahore High Court. The news has been confirmed by their lawyer, Saiful Malook. Justice Syed Shehbaz Rizvi and Justice Anwar-ul-Haq acquitted Shagufta and Shafqat after they spent eight years in prison,Continue reading

NIGERIA: Twelve Christians killed in latest series of attacks

25MAY2021 Christians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region are despairing at the incessant attacks on villages by Fulani militants, with new reports of Christians being assaulted emerging virtually on a daily basis. On 20 May, 21-year-old Ladi Jeffrey (pictured) and her 19-year-old nephew Shadrach Zwewhie were shot dead in Jebbu Miango, Plateau state. Ladi, her husbandContinue reading “NIGERIA: Twelve Christians killed in latest series of attacks”

CHINA: Early Rain’s Minister Wu repeatedly detained

Like many members of the heavily-persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Wu Wuqing (known as Minister Wu) continues to be harassed and repeatedly detained by the police. Chinese Communist Party officials have directed utility providers to cut off water, electricity and gas to his home multiple times, forcing him to celebrate ChristmasContinue reading “CHINA: Early Rain’s Minister Wu repeatedly detained”

PAKISTAN: Christian tortured into false blasphemy confession

More injustice in Pakistan Police in Pakistan have tortured a Christian man into a false confession of blasphemy, his lawyer said. Salamat Mansha Masih and his friend Haroon Ayub Masih (both aged 26) were accused of blasphemy after a group of Muslims heard them reading the Bible in Lahore’s Model Town Park on 13 February 2021. SalamatContinue reading “PAKISTAN: Christian tortured into false blasphemy confession”

Indonesian Muslim extremist Murders

Terrorists kill four Christian farmers in Indonesia 17 May 2021 Islamist terrorists from the East Indonesia Mujahideen killed four Christian farmers in Poso district in Central Sulawesi province. The farmers were working in a coffee plantation in Kalimago village on 11 May when they were attacked by five men wielding swords.  According to police spokesman for CentralContinue reading “Indonesian Muslim extremist Murders”

IRAN: Christian converts take appeals to Supreme Court

27APR2021 Iran’s Supreme Court is considering the retrial petitions for two high-profile cases involving Christian converts, which have attracted international attention. The first concerns prison sentences given to Sara Ahmadi (43) and her husband Homayoun Zhaveh (62, who has advanced Parkinson’s disease) for belonging to a house-church. They were summoned to Tehran’s Evin Prison in March to beginContinue reading “IRAN: Christian converts take appeals to Supreme Court”

NIGERIA: Doctor shot dead, four women abducted in Baptist church attack

28APR2021 Christian doctor Zakariya Dogonyaro (pictured) was shot dead and four women were abducted on Sunday morning (25 April) when armed Fulani militants attacked a Baptist church in Kaduna state’s Chikun Local Government Area. “The Fulani herdsmen came to our village as the church service was going on,” Dr Dogonyaro’s nephew Yakubu Bala told Morning Star News. “TheyContinue reading “NIGERIA: Doctor shot dead, four women abducted in Baptist church attack”

Sentinelese in India

  pronounced: SEN-ti-nel-EEZEThe Sentinelese are one of the last truly isolated tribal groups on the planet. The Sentinelese live as their ancestors have for thousands of years as hunter gatherers on their island. They are animists who live in fear of offending evil spirits and the spirits of their ancestors. Several visitors to the islandContinue reading “Sentinelese in India”